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CAD Lights Gen3 PLS-100 Pipeless Protein Skimmer

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"Think Less and Enjoy More"

Have you ever wish to have an over-sized skimmer on a small tank? At only 4.75" X 4.75", The Gen-3 PLS-100 can fit into your Tiniest spaces. It is the perfect solution to aquariums with restricted and tight sump spaces that are in need of a powerful skimmer!

NEW Features of the GEN3 PLS-100:
Tension Clamp Locks: Allows you to adjust the tension and tightness on each turn to make your adjustments more precise. Also lets you "Lock" your settings once you reached your desired setting. 2-point Clamp tension gives you full control of the Pipeless Technology.

2-point Tension Clamps: securely fastens the upper reaction body to the base, preventing separation in high water levels or high buoyancy applications.

Increased Reaction Chamber: bigger reaction chamber and increased dwell time for a larger capacity of 120G.

CAD Lights Aquarium`s original and totally innovative design of the first ever True Pipeless protein skimmer. Yes, CAD Lights removed all Wedgepipes, Ball Valves, Gate Valves or any other external bulky flow control mechanism. By removing these external parts, they have effectively slimmed down the skimmer footprint dramatically by almost 40%. Great for tight spaces and for people who have small sumps but are in need of a powerful protein skimmer. The Gen3 PLS-100 uses CAD Light`s powerful TIA-1150 skimmer pump rated for up to 80G-120G based on livestock volume respectively. The extremely compact footprint of 4.75" x 4.75" allows it to fit into the smallest sumps or sump chambers without any sacrifice of skimming power.

Unlike traditional protein skimmers, the new Gen3 PLS-100 utilizes its own body to regulate and control the foaming level and pressure. One turn of the skimmer body in one direction controls your foam up and another simple turn to the opposite direction brings the pressure level down. The unique pump pressure is designed to force an extremely low friction surface between the hand smoothed skimmer base and top to give you a smooth surface for control.

The Gen3 PLS-100 is small in size, and Big on performance. This is the same pump and flexi-plastic impeller system that we use on CAD Light`s popular and time tested TIA-1150 Conic protein skimmer.

Features:

  • Extremely small overall dimensions: 4.75"(L) x 4.75"(W) x 20"(H)
  • Powerful CAD Lights TIA-1150 Skimmer pump
  • GPH: 375GPH
  • Wattage: 20W
  • Air draw: 315 L/H
  • Optimum Water level 7"-10"
Load recommendations:
  • Light bio-load (120G)
  • Medium bio-load (90G)
  • Heavy bio-load (70G)
*100% Cell-Cast acrylic. High quality Craftsmanship.


Product Manuals & Documentation

CAD Lights Gen3 PLS-100 Pipeless Protein Skimmer

Owner's Manual available for download in Adobe PDF file format

10 Reviews

BRENDA LUCERO from Denver, CO UNITED STATES

07/22/2016

Experience Level: Intermediate

Wouldn't rec

Perfect in size but it will work for less than a week before I need to readjust. Then same problem occurs no skimming or bubbles, readjust and over and over again. I would not purchase again.

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MICHAEL ITEN from Largo, FL UNITED STATES

07/01/2015

Experience Level: Intermediate

Good and Bad

CAD Lights makes beautiful products in appearance and function, true quality I'm very impressed! HOWEVER would it kill you guys to include some instructions in your packages? I just received the Artisan II and it is beautiful and super well made. No paperwork included. I am just past the beginner stage and have never seen a sump much less a Protein skimmer such as you Gen 3 PLS-100. Your page on the Marine Depot site gives a good description of the system and says things such as turn the knob but does not tell one where the knob is! The fully included Artisan II is a good deal but it would not kill you guys to include some instructions or descriptions etc. Nothing fancy but "look at the picture" does nothing for me! I still don't know how to operate/adjust the skimmer. Mike

6 out of 6 found this review helpful

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JEREMY CUNNINGHAM from KIRKVILLE, NY UNITED STATES

12/05/2014

Experience Level: Intermediate

cadlight

Don't buy this product it is a headache and there costumer support is the worst ever.

2 out of 6 found this review helpful

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JON LIPRIE from Lafayette, LA UNITED STATES

04/27/2014

Experience Level: Intermediate

great

It is quiet and has a small footprint for my sump. Seems to be well made. I still think it struck a good balance between price and performance.

7 out of 7 found this review helpful

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TOM from ANKENY, IA UNITED STATES

04/27/2014

Experience Level: Intermediate

PLS 100

Arrived missing parts. Unable to contact manufacturer but Marine Depot is shipping replacement pieces. Small footprint which is nice but requires more room to awkwardly put your hand/arm in the sump to adjust. Keep a towel handy.

1 out of 3 found this review helpful

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JOSH LIGHT from Sauquoit, NY UNITED STATES

04/10/2014

Experience Level: Intermediate

Too hard to Adjust

If your looking for a space saving skimmer this is the one. But with that being said, having this skimmer in a small space and trying to adjust is just too much of a hassle. Much too hard to adjust.

1 out of 2 found this review helpful

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Matt from CHANDLER, AZ UNITED STATES

04/09/2014

Experience Level: Intermediate

Great Skimmer

Great skimmer at a great price, and you cannot beat the footprint. This would have been 5 stars but for lousy customer service at Cadlights when I had a question.

6 out of 6 found this review helpful

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JONATHAN GONZALEZ from Mansfield, TX UNITED STATES

04/07/2014

Experience Level: Intermediate

Great product

This skimmer does what it said it does. Started to work the same day that I plug it in. Easy to use onece you understand the controllers. The best part about the skimmer is that is supper space saver I have a tight sump but whit this in it I still have plenty ot room.

8 out of 8 found this review helpful

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BROCK GOINES from Moscow, ID UNITED STATES

03/11/2014

Experience Level: Expert

Pretty Slick

I am using this skimmer on my 70 gallon (total volume) tank. so far it is working great. Setup is easy, quick and simple. To adjust it just takes a quick twist of the skimmer body!

3 out of 3 found this review helpful

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KYLE BUTLER from Saint Petersburg, FL UNITED ST

03/06/2014

Experience Level: Expert

Great Skimmer

This skimmer is wonderful. Honestly, I have had SO many different skimmers. This one is great! Easy to adjust. Only "Slight" negative is you have to get your hands wet when adjusting because the body screws that keep the skimmer water level in place are under water. To me it isn't a big deal in any case. Also, By far one of my favorite things about this skimmer is how quiet this thing is! I can even hear it running. It did produce a good amount of micro bubbles at first, but after about 12 hours it cut down greatly. It pulled out some gross this green gunk in only 2.5 days of running. It wasn't even fully matured yet. Anyway, I would highly recommend this skimmer to anyone needing a great skimmer with a small footprint. A+++

8 out of 11 found this review helpful

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